Directed energy deposition (DED) technology is increasingly demonstrating the potential for use in 3D printing large-scale metal parts, particularly for the aerospace sector. Now, Germany’s MT Aerospace wants to further standardize DED 3D printing through the establishment of a European competence center for 3D printing large structures.
To accomplish this goal, the company has acquired a system from BeAM. The first system in its arsenal is the BeAM Modulo 400, which features blown-powder deposition using a 5-axis architecture relying on Siemens’ Sinumerik for control. To test the possibilities of reactive materials, such as titanium alloys, the system includes a sealed internal enclosure with antechamber. Beginning with medium-sized parts, the company will qualify the technology using a variety of materials and across the entire process chain, from preparing print data to finishing the printed part to certifying parts for aerospace applications. The BeAM Modulo 400 3D printer. MT […]
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